Monday, January 2, 2012

January flower

Since time immemorial flowers are gifts to humans, especially women. It is believed that first flowers have appeared on the planet some millions of years ago. Celebrations with flowers originated in honoring Roman Gods and decorating the altars. In Hinduism, flowers constitute an important offering made to the deities. Flowers are used while performing puja at home or temples.Today no important event is complete without flowers in any form of decoration. The classification of flowers, as an offering, is based on color, fragrance, shape and origin. To commemorate a particular occasion floral gifts have become widely popular.
Every month I would like be bring some facts about the birth-month flower.
January birth-month flower is red carnation or snowdrop.
Carnations - delicate, durable, and delightful
Represents - fascination, distinction, and love
Scientific name - Dianthus caryophyllus
Scientific name meaning - divine flower
Other names - gillyflower,clove pink
History dates - Greek and Roman times
Official flower - January Birth flower, Mother’s Day
City - Carnation, King County, Washington State
National flower - Spain, Portugal, Slovenia

"You like buttercups, dewy sweet, 
and crocuses, framed in snow;
I like roses, born of the heat, 
and the red carnation's glow."

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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